Sunday, 26 June 2011

Sentimental fabrics and precious moments.

When I first met our client, Esther, she told me she had some sari fabric she had bought on a trip some years ago and would like to use it somewhere within her wedding dress.

The sari had panels of plain, small floral detail print and finally a boarder of a dense, floral type pattern.

To enable the design to work with the sari fabric, we decided to use it as a 'knot' effect over the bodice. The sari had similar properties to Habotai silk, a very light fabric.

We chose a beautiful 100% silk taffeta to compliment the delicate colour of the sari.

To enable the knot detail to tie in with the rest of the gown, we ruched the back and added the delicate button fastening.

As the sari had sentimental value to Esther, we used the more patterned panel to line the inner corselette so the fabric would be close to her heart.

Button detail.

We also made a veil for Esther, but had difficulty in deciding whether it should be long or hip length. Both looked amazing, but as the church was very small, Esther opted for the shorter length as it was less dramatic.

Esther in her beautiful wedding gown.

The walk from Esthers home to the church in Somerset.

Esther sent us this message.

"Hi Linda,
we're back home now and still floating from the excitment of the wedding and honeymoon and both had a wonderful time at each! It really is the best thing you can do - get married I mean, and it really does make you feel different!
I wanted to say a big thank you and to let you know how happy I was with my dress. I felt very special indeed; elegant, sophisticated and unique. Most of all, I felt like me! Thank you for the energy, enthusiasm and professionalism you put into every stage of the process. The result - my beautiful wedding dress!
Wishing you luck with future Dresses at No. 9 developments - you deserve every success.
Best wishes
Mrs Esther Veale x"

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